🕊 Peace 🕊 On January 11, 2021 By ResaIn Alley Gallery Guess I’m just old fashioned. Pics taken by Resa – May 19 & October 13, 2020 Toronto, Canada Rate this:Share this:TwitterLike this:Like Loading... Related
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The old hippieness in us never dies. Now that I’m old with a white beard and short hair, it may be hard to see past my redneck into my old long-haired hippie past, but like the man in the mural, peace still swirls around inside my heard, and maybe a little on the outside too. That’s a great piece for Peace. The work on the mural is fabulous.
This message of old, still rings in my hippiness ears, as well.
I am in tears and fears about what is happening in the good old U.S.of A.
After all, 9 out of 10 times, what happens there, happens here.
I suppose you and I are the same in this regard, except I don’t have a beard.
It’s a sad state of affairs on this side of the border. You would look lovely in a beard, but you are much prettier without out one.
Beards and gowns…. mmmm
Time to make dinner! I’ll be back! Your newest posts are sweet!
Thanks, Resa back a ways there’s some new music you haven’t heard.
Working my way!!!
Well said, Tim!
Thanks, Rebecca. Do you have a hippie past?
I lived in a mining town Northern Manitoba at the time. During the summer months, there would be an influx of university students for summer jobs. While we were isolated (only way in to our town was by plane or train) ideas travelled. And then, the summer before I left for university in southern Manitoba, I worked on an archeological excavation at an even ore remote northern location with a team from the University of Winnipeg – great conversations over the campfire. Whether I was a hippie is debatable, although I wore granny glasses and a floppy hat. Even so, the concepts of peace, equality, compassion influenced my life. One year on Halloween, Don and I were at a restaurant. The waiter was wearing those same granny glasses and floppy hat with a copy of flowers – said he was dressed as a hippie. Don and I smiled at the thought – our time was remembered.
You were a remote hippie.
For a time and then life moved on….
Same here. I was pre-teens to early teens during the hippie movement. I was always considered weird and didn’t fit in with most clicks, so the hippies were easy for me to identify with. I really liked and still like music from the late 60s and early 70s, especially the psychedelic sounds.
Ah, the music….
Sweet and interesting!
Peace is never old-fashioned. Lovely photos, Resa.
Thank goodness. I was beginning to wonder!
Definitely needed now!
Yes, yes, and yes!!!!
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Those are a pair of eyes that have seen a lot of history both good and bad. The lines around them also show this. Now you know why the beard is white…the stress and worry that what the eyes are witnessing now they have seen before. Let’s hope things don’t escalate and we learn from our past (mistakes).
Another great find Resa.
Thank you, Tyeth!
I think wisdom is lacking a bit these days.
Our leaders are pretty much useless.
Will a hero appear out of the mist?
My wonderful father in law who passed away two days before Christmas after much suffering used to sing a little ditty when times were bad. “I got a feelin everything is going to be okay”. This was a great one my friend. Peace, Daniel😊
I read your last post. I wasn’t sure who exactly, but I felt your loss.
Your father in law is in true peace now. Peace to you, Daniel! ✌️
Thank.you dear Resa. Shalom
What gorgeous murals. Perfect timing to share PEACE, my friend. And that old man has kind eyes, don’t you think? They go together beautifully.
They (the murals) were in different alleys, but work together quite nicely!
The old man’s eyes captivated me the moment I saw them! ⚡️🕊💥
How could they not? I want to sit beside him and listen to his stories 🥰
The pictures are great, yea the graffiti here is really neat.
Agree, thank you Chris! I’ll be by soon!
You’re welcome Resa! Thank you
Welp, the day peace goes out of style, I am moving to the moon.
Save me a seat on the moon bus!
Peace is always in. 😘
Thank you, Janet! Somehow, I feel it is on a back burner for many! 😘
We’ve now managed to have riots on both/all sides of the aisle so I’d love that to be the end of those. Riots/looting/burning are NEVER, EVER ok!
Ever elusive it seems. The desire for peace never ends . Beautiful mural Resa. xoxoxo
Yes, dear Holly, elusive.
I am desirous for peace, and love being old fashioned in this regard!
So excited for A Tangle of Antlers. I’ve had some good thoughts last coupe of days. 2 more drawings. 1 is half done.
I’m really excited about Antlers. I can’t wait but take your time. xoxoxo
💖👯♀️🌹 We are the Rabbit Girls!
Hopping around full of love! xoxoxo
We are, our ears all perked up , spreading cheer! And wine. xoxoxo
Peace – the impossible dream. Super stuff, young Resa. Regards, The Old Fool
I might be like that old song “The ImpossibleDream”. Have you done a new post, yet? Or, are you Old Fooling around?
I’ll be by soon to check. Your book is up next. For the last month I’ve been speed reading at a turtle’s pace. LOL! Anyway, I’m on Shey’s book right now.
Good day, young Resa. Cursed with my ‘off and on’ flare ups born originally of stress that I understand I’m stuck with in perpetuity I have indeed been able to post a couple of blogs along with a reblog of a piece of satire aimed at both Shirl and me, written by an old chum who runs The Whitechapel Whelk. We live in strange times where ‘Impossible Dreams’ are often all we have to muse upon. It is good to see that you’re artistic senses remain, despite the virus. Art is so important generally and particularly so in the now. ‘Speed reading at a turtle’s pace’ a true gem. Regards, The Teetering Old Fool
Ahh, you are Teetering now!
Does that mean you’ll be tottering soon?
I just got my computer back. It crashed and took me forever to force quit, and restart.
The computer stores are closed due to our lock down!
Legs of jelly are still giving me 35 minutes of exercise in our back door gym, young Resa. The gods won’t get me just yet, one hopes. I find myself singing to self R. E. M.’s Everybody Hurts, sometimes, indeed most times. What an abject bore I’ve become, yet then I spot your post that inspires and for a while all is good again. I must stress, I’ve quaffed a reasonable taste of French wine at this juncture. Enjoy your day and regards, The Oldest Fool ever.
Lol, now you’re the Oldest!
You enjoy your evening, and wine… I’m into the Spanish and Italian versions.
Did I really post this comment last evening? My sincere apologies. To comment when the worse for drink is a ‘no, no’. For what it’s worth I’ve spent the last year following to the letter the advice of medics. All sorts of food were denied me, from onions (the base for all global cooking), apples, root veg, bread etc. etc. the list is endless. Yet in the dark winter’s day, just yesterday I took to my beloved French wine and scoffed a mind numbing red hot Nepalese curry. Bliss. This morn I feel as fit as a butchers dog. I shall now pass this info on to the doc, and add ‘so there!’ Whatever, I really should not have sat before my PC in drink. Regards, a much happier Old Fool
No onions? Your doctor is daft!
I’m not supposed to drink wine, and come to the computer.
I keep effing up, so now I have a special table for my glass. It’s the least I could do!
TOF, stay happy!
Nor garlic, nor anything worth scoffing, young Resa
This is the third time around for me because I find the follow-up discussion life-affirming. I guess I’m just old fashioned too, but I’m not as old as the concept of peace. We keep on trying to figure it out, but it seems we still have a great deal to learn. You have given me something to think about in the coming days, Resa, for you reminded me that peace is a state of being. It begins with being at peace with ourselves. And somehow, this will lead to peace with family, friends and then to more difficult relationships. John Lennon says it best: “If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that’s a problem. Peace and love are eternal.” Thank you for a post full of hope. Hugs!!
John Lennon said many things about Peace, including “give it a chance”, which has never been embraced, except by a minority.
Nonetheless, I am holding it as closely as possible.
Rebecca, i’m so happy you found this post filled with hope. I meant it to be so! HUGS!
I will join you in holding it as closely as possible. I know that we belong to a compassionate blogging community that feels the same. So comforting.
Oh, so happy to be ‘old fashioned’ that way too and what a great great find, Resa!
Happy Tuesday with love and
Yeah… old fashioned. The world could use more of us who think like this!
Love to you, Marina!
So true… and golden hearts like yours too! ❤💛❤💛❤💛❤💛❤
More love and hugs!
Shucks… you too!
How beautiful, Resa. Timely and sorely needed. Wonderful. Love and hugs.
Love and hugs back to you, Gi!
We have a lovely world out here with our blog pals.
I’m still working on the idea for the Covid tapestry. Besides a PO box, I need to figure where/how to store/catalogue the pieces, how to put it together. If successful, it would be massive. I’m thinking … do it in sections, then connect the sections. I would need in town help sewing things together, or it will take me a decade to make.
I’ll think about it more when I finish the New Art Gown, and before I start the next one.
Beautiful, Resa. The man’s face is incredible. Wow.
Agree! The artist is fab, as it’s more than just a face. It’s an expression!
Peace – a word that never grows tired and we can’t get enough of it. Wonderful share, Resa :)x
Agree, we can never get enough of peace!
Thank you! This post means a lot to me. xoxo
The heartfelt wish for peace is never oldfashioned…
Stay safe, dear Resa! ❤
Thank you, Martha!
You stay safe, too! ❤
Fine mural art.
The eyes has a main fonction , the eye looks at us and makes me think
of the conscience :
” The eye was in the tomb and stared at Cain.“
(Victor Huo , la légende des siècles mid XIX the century: la conscience )
Wonderful comment! Thank you!
Simple messages are often the most powerful. Great art as always too.
I was moved when I saw the peace dove.I hadn’t seen any peace art for years!
Great timing for this one, Resa! Give peace a chance xxoo
I just read a post of yours on back pain.
I left an extensive comment. I got a message that WP “refused to connect”
I tried again, but got the same message.
Well, it seems the “Likes” work!
Simply beautiful, Resa. At this point, peace feels like an illusive dream, almost a thing of fantasy. May it come to all of us, and our poor planet soon. Hugs on the wing!
It will come to all, eventually.
Classic worth 💭🤍
Great find, Resa, amazing mural,. Especially the expression in the eyes , they look so real.
Thank you for sharing this beauty ❤
You are welcome, Francina! Stay safe! xx
You too, dear Resa xo
Very good. I like the Peace bird with the “weeds”. Good combination.
Simple, yet effective, weeds and all!
Hello how are you?
I really like this mural. Very different from the artistic ones you usually post. This was done by an artist with amazing talent. he face and experssion are perfect.
Apologies for the late reply. I’m a bit messed up from an accident, and healing slowly, but healing.
Resting mostly. Seems like we are doing something together in an odd kinda way! LOL!